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Aug 10, 2013 7:00pm EDT
can do this. this is more complicated, much more so than going after osama bin laden. and justifiably so carry out these spectacular successful operations. in the case of algeria there was one device. we're talking about a nuclear arsenal of about 100 devices and different places plus weapons productions facilities in this really gets complicated. the notion we will be operating is also nonsense in it. so these are long shots desperate at the end. if they are that desperate at the end, that brings back a powerful argument for nonproliferation efforts. if you can't solve the problem that might occur, you probably want to do everything you can to prevent people from going down the path. but what's interesting is that sometimes i think we exaggerate the threat of nuclear terrorism and make claims that some of the states will readily provide nuclear weapons to terrorists. which i think is less likely. i just cannot see this as a likely scenario. but it's used as an argument against proliferation. because they will give it to terrorists and they have looked at the history of terrorism. we
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Aug 10, 2013 7:30pm EDT
osama bin laden to the others, before they joined and formed al qaeda. guess which group they belong to a? the muslim brotherhood. ladies and gentlemen, i'm here to tell you that the muslim brotherhood is the gateway drug to islamic terrorism. if you want to understand this mayhem and why we are up against against the wall with the war on terror come along strangle him the existential struggle to judeo-christian, i'm sitting in the capital they do not like like to hear that into this at a premium. but that is what is going on. if you want to understand what we're up against, you have to understand this group. it started with them. it looked to be very politically incorrect and i have plenty of theological emma to back up their ideology matters of fact. so the founder is crestfallen and deflated that the group has collapsed. the caliphate. picture every muslim nation economically, politically, militarily, speaking with one strong voice against israel and america. controlling a good supply of the world's oil and perhaps if things keep regressing or regress in the way that they have bee
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Aug 10, 2013 11:00pm EDT
run it directly by osama bin lot in. that was it my first book. this was dominated by the princeton she hoffman dash desist today he is as hot as he has ever been. he is behind the benghazi attack of the hostage attacked in algeria and he got were seized president elected egypt to tell the brothers in egypt you better elective. this is as contemporary as it gets but now we go back 20 years no one knew the guys use is the very done and, to shoot the rabbi and runs out of a. . . their high world buildings and a blinking light flashing at the trade center could not have been clear what was in the works with this sale. they also found top-secret material with a case from fort bragg. holy cow. ali mohammed. no sir tried as a lone gunman peering even though they find him in a house he is tried as a lone gunman. now that all happens and to give you a background youssef explodes the bomb in 1993. there is evidence the fbi could've done that. who is in a cell in manila with ham? m.? collegiate mohammed his uncle a guy named -- who becky bin laden loved in a couple bin laden's brother-in-law.
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 6:00pm EDT
blamed osama bin laden. i cursed him under my breath. i got on the plane and we headed to florida. one week later it was time to now do this in reverse. you know that i host a daily morning program here in philadelphia. what you may not know is that each of our homes are also wired for sound. and so when in florida for spring break it's a vacation for the family, but i'm loathe to be off the air. i have a studio in our place in florida and i remain on the air. there is a piece of electronic equipment that allows me to be on the air, a comrex matrix. if you didn't know what it was you would be puzzled by it. it's an electronic device that looks menacing. we had technical problems while i was in florida that week. and our engineer said, bring home the matrix. now in coming home from florida -- you see where this is going, i'm traveling with the cloth briefcase. i have read the book. i leave it in florida and inside now goes the comrex matrix. we arrive at the fort myers airport, check in curb side, there is a repeat of what transpired in atlantic city. in other words, the person says whi
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 11:00pm EDT
but the country's capacity for self-inflself-infl icted damage must have astounded even osama bin laden and he points out there is always a nightmare for example of acquiring, terrorists acquiring weapons of mass distraction but nothing would give the terrorists and a greater satisfaction than we focus obsessively on the remote possibility and restrict their lives and liberties accordingly. >> guest: i think this is always a difficult debate. i think if we step back and look at it since 9/11 the united states even though we are one of the most open and free countries has remained frankly open and free. we have continued to have super bowls and have continued to have people travel abroad. we have robust trade with our allies around the world. so this type of limited action i would use the analogy is like a hurricane. we have weather forecast that says there is going to be a storm and we are battening down the hatches and if you live in these places as the storm passes , great but this administration is leaning forward in a way that i think is professionally responsible and they are being advise
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2013 8:30pm EDT
relations point for a osama bin on in the most famous terrorist of our age went so far to say that the media war is $0.94 of waging jihad the emphasis was not on the battlefield but on the perception he could foster among his enemies. the very fact media and public opinion has become so incredibly important put a great power the united states the specially a great democratic power at a disadvantage. said you look at what has changed and as part of the book we did a day debate -- a database that is included as the appendix and what we found the with rate has gone up prior to 1945 the insurgents when about 20 percent of the war's been since 1945 they went about 40% so that rate is roughly doubled. what accounts for that? i say the power of public opinion in the ability of relatively weak groups to bring down strother adversaries so that is something they try to do sometimes successfully. but there is a danger we should not swing too far and should not underestimate the power of guerrillas or overestimate them either they're not invincible. there is a tendency in the post-world war two era to f
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
the delay of the criminal trial for osama bin laden's son-in-law and former al-qaeda spokesman sulaiman abu ghaith. in delaware, the sequester has meant lengthy employee furloughs at the clerk's office of the bankruptcy court, resulting in reduced customer service hours and the postponement of it upgrades that would aid the efficient resolution of those important cases. the cuts have not been deeper only because that office is already working with 40% fewer staff despite an increasing caseload, including many time-intensive mega cases, which are so important for the country's recovery. the delaware federal public defender's office has had to furlough its defenders 15 days this year, essentially cancelling the criminal docket every friday for the rest of the year. every day the public defenders are furloughed is another day that defendants spend in pre-trial incarceration, at a cost to the taxpayer of more than $100 per day. the defender's office has also had to sharply curtail expenditures for investigators and experts, which may be leading to a decrease in the quality of representation, le
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 2:30pm EDT
to the brotherhood, osama bin laden brand of islam. look, it is what it is, as i said earlier. and the theological ammo is absolutely there. i hope the moderate interpretation, i pray -- i think everyone in this room prays that the moderate interpretation wins out. but i am not optimistic. because the brotherhood and their ilk are the gatekeepers not only in america, but around the world. i pray that it happens but, man, before we get there, it's going to be ugly, and you will have to really go through the quran with a fine-toothed comb. and there's going to be have to be a big, internal debate within islam. i don't think islam's ready for that. >> you also have the fourth generation -- >> okay. >> eric, you talked a little bit about the obama administration pulling that aid because they wanted the muslim brotherhood reinterjected into the political discussion, and i wanted to quote something to him. if he who has disobeyed the rule and because not repent that he must be killed, people must listen to him. that's referring to -- >> that this' the guy -- that's the guy who talked about killing all j
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 2:30pm EDT
liberties they nor match for government. this is osama bin laden's wildest dream, that the american people would do this to themselves. >> dianne feinstein claimed the nsa has prevented attacks. there's been no evidence that's the case, and tsa claims it stopped plots but there's been no evidence. and the one thing we do know historically is that the few would-be bombers and hijackers that have been stopped, have been stopped by fellow passengers. we can protect ourselves and we need to remember we have more power than we ever give ourselves credit for, and utilize it and we'll be far safer under that basis. so, one over there in then -- you can -- >> i'm particularly conflicted on this matter because i usually like to evaluate both sides of an issue and when i attend events like this, i usually hear one side of it, and i would really like to hear you poke holes in the other side and i'd like to use this opportunity ask you a very specific question. ... >> it would not be good security. if you tipoff the bad guys you won't find in that same way again. the hypothetical is -- >> at think you
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 4:15pm EDT
qaeda master spy. you will see in a few minutes the kinds of things he did for osama bin laden and al qaeda. the other fel is yousef, the two principal members of the new york cell that executed the first trade center bombing. he designed the 9/11 plot. a bomb maker trained in wales. a genius, criminal genius came up with the original hoping to knock tower one into tower to, only to have that accomplished essentially on 9/11. hal i got -- from the terrorism story to the mob story in has to do with an extraordinary event that happened in 1996. i have a cough drop in my mouth. i will put it down on the table because i probably sound like at marbles in my mouth. they captured him and rendered him back to new york. he is in the federal jail lenore manhattan and he is in cell number one. cell number three, if you will, is more thought, the original pilot. there were planning to execute the plot to take the towers down in 1995. a fire in the bomb factory. he fled islamabad with his uncle. he was captured, rendered back to the u.s. he escaped only to go on and bring the towers down on 9/11.
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 10:15am EDT
they are no match for government. this is osama bin laden's wildest dreams that the american people would do this to themselves. >> dianne feinstein claimed that the nsa prevented a tax but no evidence fits the case and tea s.a. claims it stopped plots but there has been no evidence and one thing we do know historically is some would-be bombers and hijackers stopped by their fellow passengers -- who can protect ourselves and we need to remember we have more power than we ever give ourselves credit for and utilize them and we will be far safer under that basis. there is one over there and that's come over here. >> i am particularly conflict on this matter because i like to evaluate both sides of an issue and when i attend events like this, i usually hear one side of it and i would really like to hear you polk holes in the other side. i would like to use this opportunity to ask you a very specific question. what you just mentioned about we don't know how many acts of terrorism have been avoided and conclude none of them have been avoided, part of the security methodology is you find evidence a
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 10:00am EDT
the global jihad foundation, obviously, shift more when osama bin laden took over and 9/11, but are we seeing now both disciples came together and sort of shared the same ideology? zawahiri, have we seen the shift towards a new approach to globallied had, or are we going to see -- global jihad? are we going to see more of cybersecurity issues, cyber wars that he's going to try and develop in al-qaeda, and now is it going to affect u.s. policy. >> want me? >> do you want to? >> yale, i'll go. we've -- yeah, i'll go. i think the big analytical mistake is to think that's not part of their global designs or doesn't assist them in waging global jihad. case in point in yemen, instituted a political platform under ansar al-sharia. and basically, this was there attempt to say that we can provide governance and basic services to you and that we can start, basically, you know, adopting parts of sort of, you know, the hezbollah or hamas model, we're going to ingrain ourselves in the committee and build up our own sort of governing model. the associated press recently came out with the head of the al-qae
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2013 8:00am EDT
overreact -- i mean, osama bin laden was caught on tape saying he wanted to bleed america to the point of bankruptcy. and if 250,000 people take ciprol because there are tiny envelopes in washington, d.c., this is our own overreaction. it's self-destructive. >> homeland security and, again, i think the total budget's about $40 billion. if it had not been combined, maybe it would have been 32, 33 billion. so we're not talking about that large amount of money. in the overall picture, it has not been that draining. also you said where are bodies? well, if we hadn't stopped the london explosive plot, if we hadn't stopped the times square, the new york subway bombing, the -- actually, we got lucky in the michigan one, there's three or four thousand people right there, that's just three attacks i'm talking about, and there are any number of others that have been stopped. and again, i just wish the rest of the country used the nypd as the model because there's so much cooperation. if somebody does go to buy certain types of explosives, certain devices, that is told the nypd, and they can foll
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 9:00am EDT
in the 1980s in afghanistan when we armed the mujahadeen, now known as al qaeda, osama bin laden and others. that principle that was applied then was the enemy of our enemy is our friend. that's bad foreign policy. we should not be applying that in syria but we should be engaged in every possible way. i mentioned the russians a little while ago and in every possible way to get this under control. yes, hezbollah is tied up in this. the future of israel is tied up in this. we want israel to survive and prosper for everything it stands for but we also want -- >> time, sir. holt: we want a peaceful solution for palestinians in the area. what is going on in syria affects that. >> thank you, sir. madam speaker. oliver: i believe if the united states is to maintain its position as a world power and to dominate as a world power, it is incumbent upon us to pay attention to what is happening in syria. you know, it was very sad that we did not intervene and save more lives in rwanda and i know that there are many people in the international community who know that the united states could have done mor
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 11:00pm EDT
story like the killing of osama bin laden. before that you may know her as the managing editor of journalist review. next to rachel we have our next guest. she has gone over to the mainstream and she is eligible for the panel. so did jim agreed to step in and we really appreciate him being here. he is a white house reporter for the huffington post. also part of leadership on capitol hill. she has spent 40 years with the legislative and executive branches. probably a walk in the park for her because she started out with the texas state legislator legislature. again, we thank you for that. next to her he is the bureau chief head in washington, he started as a reporter's reporter. about how he likes we like to describe. he is a third-generation newsman. down at the under the table is alex mueller, who gives us a different perspective. he gives us a graphic perspective and he has background in graphic design and journalism. both were rollcall and for the hill. we have experienced much of the industry. those are our panelists. we are very happy to have all of them here. , i am not g
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 7:00am EDT
people would say that president obama had every right to launch the raid that killed osama bin laden. history does demonstrate the forces of diplomacy coexist, they interact with each other and they sometimes and complement each other. richard holbrooke, the late richard holbrooke, great american diplomat, i don't think he would've been able to secure the peace at dayton, the peace in bosnia had we not used force for six weeks to demonstrate to the bosnian army that were not going to commit them to continue to kill innocent muslims but it was a just a force that she'd a cease-fire and drove them to negotiating table were holbrooke worked his magic and brought peace to bosnia after five years of war. so there are times when have to rely on the military and where fortunate as all of you know to have extraordinary young men and women in our military come in the army, the navy and air force, marines and coast guard and the national guard. [applause] wiland like you just applaud, i admire the american military. they are absolutely critical to our security. one of the proudest moments of m
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2013 11:00pm EDT
what i'm going to ask you for a one-word answer. do you believe that osama bin laden for five years in abbottabad pakistan without anyone in the pakistani military intelligence knowing about it? >> no, don't believe it. >> i'm going to ask you for a 10 word answer. [laughter] >> this is my opinion. i don't think general kayani newdow. i don't think the leadership confab don't think there is think there was a plan of what he was that this was 700 meters from the gates of west point. who knows what 700 meters are from the gates of west point but the reality is it was a distinct compound. it was like the fun house at the end of the street where people didn't at the same as everybody else in the neighborhood in an area where people are not actually trusting so somebody facilitated something. i buy into the idea that the ambassador and i were talking about. it probably was not official but someone who has a relationship with an official who is providing help. there is a delegate to ask questions that need to be asked. there's a failure of due diligence. >> sometimes if you read new was s
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
relations point. in fact, osama bin laden, obviously the most famous terrace of our age, went so far as to say that the media war is 90% of waging jihad. he place the emphasis not on battlefield attacks but on the perception that he could foster among his enemies. now, the very fact that meeting has becomthemedia has become son the very back of public opinion has become so incredibly important puts a great power like the united states, especially a great democratic powers like the united states, at a disadvantage. something very interesting comes up when you look at what's changed in guerrilla warfare, and as part of this book we did a database of insurgencies in 1775, which in is included as an appendix. what we found was that the wind weight for insurgents have gone up since 1945. prior to 1945, the insurgents won about 20% of their wars. since 1945, about 40% of their wars. so the win rate has roughly doubled. what accounts for that? i would argue it's the power of public opinion and propaganda, the ability of even relatively weak groups to bring down stronger adversaries are mars
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 10:00am EDT
oversaw the killing of osama bin laden, the supreme court decision upholding the health care act. you may also know her from her work at the politics team at "usa today" and before that as the managing editor of american journalism review. so rachel next to her, and next to rachel is jen bendly who is not on your program, and i apologize for that. originally, camille was going to be here, but she has gone over to the mainstream and is now working for cnn making her ineligible for the panel, plus, she moved to the panel. so jen very kindly agreed to step in, and we really appreciate it. she is the white house reporter for huffington post, also covers the leadership on capitol hill for huff post. she spent four years covering both branches of government, both legislative and executive branches of government for roll call. probably a walk in the park for her because she started out -- [inaudible] [audio difficulty] so thank you for that. next to jen is john stanton. after seven years, he joined buzz feed, he is the bureau chief of buzz feed here in washington starting about a week ago. when
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2013 10:00am EDT
to launch the raid that killed osama bin laden. history does demonstrate that force of diplomacy coexist. they interact with each other and they sometimes can come from each other. richard holbrooke, the late richard holbrooke, great american diplomat, i don't think he would have been able to secure the peace at dayton, the peace in bosnia, had we not use force for six weeks to demonstrate to the bosnian serb army that we're not going to commit them to continue to give innocent muslims. and effect it was the use of force that achieve a cease-fire and drove in to the negotiating table where holbrooke worked his magic and brought peace to bosnia after five years of war. so there are times when how to rely on our military and we are fortunate as all of you know to have extraordinary young men and women in our military, in the army, the navy, air force and marines and coast guard and the national guard applaud that. >> and like you who just applauded, i admire the american military. they are absolutely critical to our security. one of the proudest moments of my crew was when i served as u.s.
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 10:00am EDT
of the criminal trial for osama bin laden's son-in-law. in delaware, my home state, the sequester has meant lengthy employee furloughs at the clerk's office of our bankruptcy court resulting in the postponement of the infrastructure of i.t. infrastructure. the cuts have not been deeper only because that office is already working with 40% fewer staff despite ab increasing case -- an increasing case load. the delaware federal public defender's office has had to furlough its defenders 15 days this year so far, essentially canceling the criminal docket every friday for the rest of this year. every day is another day defendants spend in pretrial incarceration at cost to taxpayers of more than $100 a day. the defender's office has had to sharply curtail expenditures for experts which may be leading to a decrease in the quality of our representation leading to longer prison terms and more avoidable it taxpayer expense. and, frankly, the picture looking forward is still bleaker. next year the federal public defenders' office nationwide are scheduled to take a 23% budget cut. in delaware this means
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
you believe that osama bin laden head for five years in pakistan without anybody in the military or intelligence knowing about it? >> that i'm going to ask you for ten words. they don't believe it? >> then is just my opinion. i don't think the general knew that. i don't think that the leadership -- i don't think there was a plan for where he was the this was 700 meters from the gates of west point. who knows what 700 meters, but the reality is a three distinct and compound -- it was like a funny house at the end of the street people didn't act the same as everybody else in the neighborhood in the area where people are not naturally trusting. so, somebody facility did something. malae sort of buying into the idea that the ambassador and i were talking it's not official but it can be someone that has relationships with officials was actually providing the health and there is a failure to ask questions that need to be asked and a due diligence. >> if you read president musharraf's book, he talks about [inaudible] and sestak then there were three houses that were al qaeda houses that
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
. we knew osama bin laden was in pakistan but that was the extent of our knowledge. the way we kept the country safe was to go get the intelligence. according to the agency itself, the way we did that was by subjecting him, because he was subjected more than anybody else to enhanced interrogation techniques. why do i tell you all that history? this administration doesn't get it. they just don't and, obama made a speech here not too long ago. it was at the national defense university, maybe three months ago in may, and, basically said, okay, now we're returning back to the pre9/11 days, i.e., we're not at war anymore. we're going back to pre9/11, when it is just a law enforcement problem and we'll try to round up the bad guy when blows something up and we're no longer on a war footing, if you will in terms of thinking about the state we're in. i think that's dead wrong. i think it is an absolute total misreading where we find ourselves today. as i look at that part of the world, now, north africa, a good part of the middle east, not just afghanistan, where they launched 9/11 from but
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 1:30am EDT
terrorist groups. they spawned al qaeda they created a loss. it is no coincidence the men behind a 11 osama bin on in solitary, before they joined al qaeda guess which group they belong to? the muslim brotherhood. leeson gentleman i am here to tell you it is the gateway drug to islamic terrorism and jihad if you want to understand and they have going on in the world right now? why we are up against the war with the existential struggle of the judeo-christian civilization and? items saying that in the capital and they don't like to hear that but that is what is going on. >> guest: to understand what we're up against you have to understand this group. is started with them and to be very politically incorrect which i have no problem with, they have theological ammo to back up the ideology and that is a fact. so the founder forms a group george gilder 28 in egypt is crestfallen in devastated that the islamic caliphate has collapsed. what is that? the caliphate is a united muslim state every muslim nation united economically economically, politically, m ilitarily speaking with one strong voice t
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2013 11:00pm EDT
would say that president obama had every right to launch the abbottabad raid that killed osama bin laden. history does demonstrate that its diplomacy coexist they interact with each other and they sometimes can complement each other. richard holbrooke the late richard holbrooke great american diplomat. i don't think he would you woule been able to secure the peace in bosnia had we not used force for six weeks to demonstrate to the bosnian-serb army that we were not going to let them continue to kill innocent muslims. in fact the use of force achieved a cease of fire drove them to the negotiating table where holbrooke worked his magic and brought to peace to bosnia after five years of war. their times we have to rely on our military and we are fortunate as all of you know to have extraordinary young men and women in our military in the army navy air air force marines and the coast guard in the national guard. [applause] and like you who just applauded i admired the american military. they're absolutely critical to our security. one of the proudest moment of my career was when i served as
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 12:00pm EDT
and where that person is. if osama bin laden had been calling someone in the united states on their cell phone, i promise you it wasn't a stockbroker. we better know because these people are still plotting against us, and not if but when they strike again, the american people are going to turn to us and ask us, what has the federal government been doing to prevent this? we better have a good answer. because we live in a very dangerous world, one, by the way, where our enemies aren't just other countries anymore. our enemies are rogue states and their well-armed militias and radical clerics. this kind of danger calls for a clear strategic vision on foreign policy and this president sadly does not have one, which brings me to my third and primary concern about ms. power's nomination and it is one that is related to the united nations itself. we need an advocate in new york who makes it their primary focus to ensure that the united nations is more accountable, that it is more effective and that it efrbs u.s. interests and -- serves u.s. interests and is not a multilateral ideal in which we
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